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Book Title: The Secret Journey|
The author of the book: Peg Kehret
Edition: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Date of issue: December 1st 1999
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.80 MB
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Reader ratings: 5.7
ISBN 13: 9780671034160
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Some good comes of every difficulty.
Sometimes a book enters your life and leaves such a profound impact, you remember reading it like it was yesterday when it in fact you read it decades ago. Did I mention this is my favorite book in the entire world?
No book has managed to replace it.
This book started my love of books in general. I believe I was at a book fair at my elementary school. All of the young children in the library were ordered to keep their hands behind their back. Then we were allowed the privilege of walking past and setting eyes on the jewels of the book fair. This book must have caught my child eye all those many years ago. I knew even back then this book has outstanding character development. The main character is the admirable Emma. She eventually finds her footing after getting kicked up in a shit storm. She becomes - Better. Stronger. Resilient.
1. Emile Pandolfi - Once Upon A December2. Christina Aguilera - Fighter "Makes me that much stronger, Makes me work a little bit harder, It makes me that much wiser, So thanks for making me a fighter, Made me learn a little bit faster, Made my skin a little bit thicker, Makes me that much smarter, So thanks for making me a fighter.”
Spoilers ahead: One of my favorite parts still today, decades after I read this book intitially, is Emma giving Odolf a taste of his own medicine.
Before character development:"Odolf lunged at Emma, grabbed her wrist, and twisted her arm behind her. ‘Take that back,’ he demanded. ‘Say I’m not a liar.’ Emma gritted her teeth and refused to speak. Odolf bent her arm farther, sending jolts of pain from Emma’s wrist to her shoulder. ‘Take it back!’ He’s going to break my arm, Emma thought, and then I won’t be able to run away and find the Wayfarer. ‘You are not a liar,’ she mumbled.” pp. 14
After character development:"’You once called me a liar,” Odolf said, “but now you’re the one who’s lying.’ ‘Do you consider it honest,’ Emma said, ‘to take the money sent for my care and not tell my parents I had left? How long would that lie have continued if I had no returned?’ ‘You take that back!’ Odolf said. He grabbed for Emma’s arm, to twist it behind her, but Emma caught his hand and pushed it away.’ Odolf blinked in surprise; his face flushed with anger. He lunged at Emma. She put both hands on his shoulders and shoved him so hard that he stumbled backward, hitting his head against the wall.’ ‘Don’t ever touch me again,’ she said.” pp. 131 Emma talks about her drastic changes, “Her slender frame, her uneven haircut, and her tanned skin were small changes. The big difference in Emma was on the inside.”
Reading this book as an adult is even more of a treat than when I was young. I appreciate Peg Kehret’s research for her book.
I plan to reread this book in more depth and write a lengthier review, hurray for rereading!
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Read information about the authorPeg Kehret writes middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She's won dozens of state children's choice awards, where kids vote for their favorite book.
When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio. Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.
A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg's books are co-authored by Pete the Cat."
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